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#61 southpier

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Posted 21 June 2013 - 12:48 PM

I have (2) basically new Optivisors free for postage reimbursement if anyone wants them. a #4 & #10. complete units, not just the lens. first PM gets them.



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Posted 21 June 2013 - 01:13 PM

Someone better PM Joe soon. 



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Posted 23 June 2013 - 01:45 AM

these have been claimed.



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Posted 02 January 2014 - 02:02 PM

The single biggest issue since I started modeling again has been my ability to see things well. To that end I was wondering what other people have found to be effective as far as lighting goes. I use a drawing table to work on so a light that I can attach and remove and also position over my work is what I'm looking for. Right now I'm using a hodgepodge of stuff for lighting. Any and all suggestions/ideas are welcome!

 

Here's a pic of my table:

 

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 02:26 PM

The best one I have found is from Office Depot

http://www.officedep...fier-Task-Lamp/

I bought two already

I usually end up drilling a ½" hole in the desk, to give it a more sturdy mount than the stock clamp. 
The clamp works, it's just that I have broken one before.

 

I got mine on sale, it was like $30 in store.

 



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Posted 02 January 2014 - 02:31 PM

I use a magnifier LED lamp. Best lamp I've ever had. Bright "daylight" light, not the warm yellow of incandescent light or the cold blue of flourescent. And because it's LED, no heat. Zero. And very long bulb life. You won't be sorry...

 

http://www.officedep...fier-Task-Lamp/

 

Edit: Looks like great minds think alike. Gregg and I agree.  :D



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Posted 02 January 2014 - 04:06 PM

Hobby Lobby(40% coupon), has a nice magnifier on weighted wheel stand, also I love my 4' small tube fluorescent light, much brighter than a standard size bulb.



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Posted 02 January 2014 - 08:33 PM

Thanks you guys, looks like I'll be headed for Office Depot soon! That looks like just what I had in mind.



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Posted 05 January 2014 - 07:02 AM

I suggest Ottlite https://www.google.c...iw=1194&bih=746 found at many craft / sewing stores. I have several, they're great. http://www.bead-medi...m/ottlight.html . This one is my favorite 30943-ottlite-717wg3-13-watt-desk-lamp-w



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Posted 19 January 2014 - 01:31 PM

Looking for ideas and help from all of the builders out there. I'm looking for a portable,rechargable,magnified light. What are your thoughts, I'd like to find one on the cheap if possible. I've heard of OTT Lights but they are a bit pricey for me.
Thanks for any and all ideas!!

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 01:45 PM

I use a plug-in OTT light on my work bench. Has been great and have used it for at least a couple of years with no issues. Good light right on the bench. I'd buy another without hesitation. Mine us just the light, no magnifier on it.

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Posted 19 January 2014 - 01:46 PM

I'd like a magnified light, my eyes aren't getting any better. I also want it so I can take it to build events at other locations....... I know the OTT lights are pretty good lights.

Edited by DrKerry, 19 January 2014 - 01:47 PM.


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Posted 19 January 2014 - 02:30 PM

You may want to consider getting an Optivisor.  Has a light built in, and magnification lenses.  I don't know of any magnifying lamps without a cord.

http://www.micromark...rchPhrase=visor

the link above takes you to Micro Mark, but these can be purchased in other places as well as craft stores.  Just a reference of what I am talking about.

I found an OTT Light at a craft store for $29, because it had the flourescent bulb, instead of the new LED equipped models that are now out also, but has no magnifier.

Harbor Freight also sells a magnifier that has some alligator clips on it that uses aaa batteries to supply an LED light. The clamps could hold things when painting or gluing as well.  http://www.harborfre...?q=helping hand

 

Hope this helps.


Edited by vypurr59, 19 January 2014 - 02:38 PM.


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Posted 23 April 2014 - 03:56 PM

Hello all,

  Saw one at a train show, no name  brand. Looked on Grainger, prices range $60- $350. Cannot tell what the quality difference is. Maybe there is none nowadays. Fellow modelers have told me that LED ones burn up. Florescent would be good as that is the light we show and compete under. I would say $100 range is fine. Also they rate by dipolar, read the Wiki, still not sure how that affects it, if any for our use.

 Any brands, links, pics you could provide would be a help.

 

Thanks